Over the years I have come to be known as “The Radical Forgiveness Guy.”
And, believe me, I only have to write something slightly judgmental in my blog to have people reminding me that I’m supposed to be “Mr. Radical Forgiveness.” I love it, though.
But these days, I have to tell you, Radical Forgiveness is only part of my teaching. It is but one of many lifestyle strategies that I’ve put under a new umbrella term — Radical Living.
I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz about raising our consciousness to a new level.
That we need to begin operating from a new paradigm based on love rather than fear, right?
That we need to claim our universal brotherhood and unity of being?
Sounds great, doesn’t it?
But healing the wounds of the past, even if we use Radical Forgiveness, is not, in and of itself, sufficient to raise one’s vibration enough to make this happen.
Yes, it is certainly liberating and helps us expand our worldview. And I am very proud of Radical Forgiveness and the effect it can have on peoples’ lives. I will continue to help people heal their lives through it for as long as I have breath in my body.
But the truth is that on it’s own it is not enough to shift our consciousness. Especially if we just use it on the rare occasion when bad things happen to us.
No. The underlying philosophy on which it stands needs to soak deep into our consciousness in such a way as it becomes our natural way of being.
Our default way of thinking.
Our way of living consciously.
Our Radical Living lifestyle.
It was this realization that inspired me to write my new book, Expanding into Love.
The sub-title is A Handbook for Awakening to Who You Are, Raising Your Vibration and Creating Enlightened Relationships.
It could just as easily been “A Handbook for Radical Living.” Because that’s what it is. It examines in much greater detail than anything I have written before the metaphysical underpinnings of Radical Forgiveness and all the other strategies that rest on the same principles and methodology. They are:
Radical Forgiveness, Radical Self-Forgiveness, Radical Self-Acceptance, Radical Transformation, Radical Empowerment, Radical Awareness, Radical Consciousness, Radical Reconciliation, Radical Grieving, Radical Money and Radical Manifestation.
Each of these strategies for Radical Living is explained in my book, in detail, but over the next four or five e-mails I send out, I will provide the cliff notes on a few of them. By then you will see how they all come together to support you in creating a Radical Living Lifestyle.
Since Radical Forgiveness provides the core philosophy for all the others, I think I should start with it, even though many of you already know it quite well. But for those that don’t, the quickest and easiest way to really get a handle on it is to read “Jill’s Story.” This is about how Radical Forgiveness saved my sister’s marriage. It became Chapter One in my very first book, Radical Forgiveness: Making Room for the Miracle. It makes real good reading. Click here to read it in the FREE Stuff section of Colin’s Cafe (our membership site) and enjoy.